Bible

4 Ways to Read the Bible for Personal Application

How should we read the Bible for personal application? 

Sexuality

An Open Letter to Those Debilitated by Their Sexual Sin

Dear friend, What do you do when you are still struggling? What do you do when repeated failure, guilt, and shame weigh heavily on your conscience? Let me begin with a story about a friend of mine. He had come to faith in Christ when he was in his late twenties. As they say, “He […]

Life

An Open Letter to the Suffering Christian

By the comfort of his presence and sympathy, he intends to draw you out and draw you to Himself.​

Life

David Powlison’s Answer to the Question “Why Me?”

So often the initial reaction to painful suffering is “Why me? Why this? Why now? Why?” 

Life

5 Sources of True Change

What is the source of true change?  

Life

A Common Misconception About Suffering

The question of why we suffer is probably on the heart of every honest person. A frequent misconception about suffering often recurs in Christian circles. It says: “You are suffering because God is trying to teach you something.”​

Spiritual Growth

Sanctification Is a Direction

Sanctification Is a Lifelong Process Often our practical view of sanctification, discipleship, and counseling posits a monochromatic answer and takes the short view. If you memorize and call to mind one special Bible verse, will it clean up all the mess? Will the right kind of prayer life drive all the darkness away? Will remember […]

Life

An Open Letter to the Sexual Sufferer

How do you rebuild after sexual victimization?​

Life

3 Things to Remember When You’re Anxious

We have a lot of words in English for anxiety: stress, preoccupation, being burdened, feeling pressured, being obsessed . . . it is a human experience that everybody knows on some level. I'd say a couple of things to someone who is experiencing anxiety. Anxiety is universal and understandable.

Spiritual Growth

An Open Letter to Those Nonchalant about Their Sexual Sin

Sex is like fire. When it blazes in the fireplace, a good fire warms and brightens the room, enhancing joy and companionship. But when fires ignite in the wrong places, the house burns down. Is your sexuality igniting in the wrong places? Are you treating sexual sin casually? How do you know when this has happened?